MORELIA, Mexico – Pablo Perez Lombardini, whose short “Wild Flowers,” bowed at the Morelia Int’l Film Fest last year, is ready to plunge into feature filmmaking. An honors graduate in film direction from Mexico’s prominent film school CCC, Perez has written and directed seven shorts, a docu and a medium-length film, among which his short… Read more »
The Makoto Shinkai animation “Your Name” topped the Japanese box office for the ninth successive weekend. For the Oct. 22-23 frame the Toho release made $4.56 million, boosting its cumulative total to $157 million. This makes it the 9th highest earning film ever released in Japan, foreign or domestic. Highest ranking among new releases, at number two,… Read more »
Juan Manuel Zúñiga, whose graduation short “Number Eighty” competes at Mexico’s Morelia’s Festival, is preparing his debut feature “Mongo.” An intimate emigration drama “Eighty” turns on Chano, a illegal Mexican immigrant deported back to his homeland after spending most of his life in the U.S. As he rebuilds an old motorcycle with a retired racer,… Read more »
MUMBAI — The Walt Disney Company India has reappointed Mahesh Samat as Managing Director. Samat had left Disney four years ago to establish Epic Television Networks and was founder and MD of The Epic Channel, a Hindi-language entertainment channel focusing on history, folklore and mythology-based content. Samat succeeds Siddharth Roy Kapur who is leaving the… Read more »
President Barack Obama discussed the infamous Donald Trump tape on Monday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. While appearing for the second time on the late-…
No matter where one places Oasis in the pantheon of great bands, it’s beyond debate that Oasis guitarist-songwriter Noel Gallagher ranks as one of the most quotable rock stars of all time. Blessed with an unusual combination of comically outsized narcissism and wry, witty self-awareness, Gallagher is able to frame his band as both a… Read more »
“Greetings from dinosaur land,” quipped veteran producer Chuck Lorre, as he accepted Variety’s Creative Leadership Award at the fifth annual New Leaders event, held Monday night at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. Lorre was effusive with praise for his fellow honorees, the industry’s up-and-coming executives and content creators whose achievements were being celebrated. “I’ve seen a great… Read more »
Lockup On AGENTS OF SHIELD!! Felicity Jones On KIMMEL! Pete Davidson On SETH!! Scoundrels On DRUNK HISTORY!! Tuesday TV Talkack!!
ABC says of tonight’s “Lockup”:
Robbie Reyes attempts to control The Ghost Rider; S.H.I.E.L.D. breaks into a high-security prison to decipher the secrets that are haunting them.
Premiering tonight: CyberWar (Viceland) Oct. 25
“This Is Us” seems to be NBC’s biggest new hit in years.
Not a lot of shows survive ABC’s 10 p.m. Tuesday Death Slot, and it looks like “Agents of SHIELD” will prove its latest victim.
Tuesdays, Sept. 6-Oct. 18, 2016 (adults 18-49; older weeks in parentheses; repeats in gray) 2.6 (2.8) (—) (2.6) (2.8) (—) (—) This Is Us 2.5 (2.5) (2.0) (3.3) (3.4) (—) (—) The Voice 1.9 (2.0) (1.4) (—) (—) (—) (—) MLBaseball 1.8 (1.7) (1.9) (2.1) (2.2) (0.9) (0.9) NCIS 1.7 (1.8) (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) American Housewife 1.6 (1.6) (—) (1.9) (2.2) (—) (—) Bull 1.6 (1.8) (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) Chicago Fire 1.5 (1.7) (—) (—) (—) (0.9) (—) The Middle 1.3 (1.5) (—) (—) (—) (0.8) (—) Fresh Off The Boat 1.2 (1.2) (—) (1.5) (1.4) (0.8) (—) NCIS NO 1.0 (1.0) (1.3) (0.3) (0.3) (0.3) (0.3) The Flash 0.9 (0.9) (1.0) (1.0) (1.1) (0.5) (0.5) Brooklyn Nine-Nine 0.9 (0.9) (1.0) (1.0) (1.2) (0.4) (0.4) New Girl 0.9 (1.2) (—) (—) (—) (0.7) (—) Real O’Neals 0.8 (0.8) (0.7) (0.7) (0.7) (0.9) (0.8) WWE Smackdown 0.7 (0.9) (—) (0.9) (1.1) (0.5) (—) Agents of SHIELD 0.7 (0.7) (0.6) (0.7) (0.6) (0.7) (0.7)
Mirror Master Vs. THE FLASH!!
I am – Hercules!!
The CW says of tonight’s “The New Rogues”:
Barry continues to train Jesse and when a new meta human, Mirror Master, appears on the scene he lets her tag along. Mirror Master has teamed up with his old partner, Top, and is looking for Snart to even a score. Jesse is quick to join the chase but defies one of Barry’s orders which results in disastrous consequences.
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The movie is crafted brilliantly.
Of all the films in this year’s festival circuit, RAW is getting the most hype. You may have read an article about a woman passing out over one of the more graphic scenes, or that people had to leave the theatre in disgust. Despite these silly reports, which may have been true, the movie is gaining a momentous wave of positive buzz, and I have to add to this tidal wave of praise. RAW is arguably one of the best films to screen at Fantastic Fest this year. It has stayed with me long after my screening, so much so, that I dug up my notes and decided to write it up!
As an astounding first, feature-length film for director Julia Ducournau, RAW takes on a unique perspective of the coming-of-age genre. The main character, Justine, played by Garance Marillier, is a young new student at a veterinarian school that hosts a week-long hazing period of epic proportions. Her older sister, Alexia, by the beautiful Ella Rumpf, is also enrolled in the same school, which offers her a built-in support system, as well as a treacherous ally through her hazing. There is no doubt that these two sisters love each other fiercely, despite the cruelty and betrayal that they inflict on each other. Their relationship is at once puzzling and cathartic at the same time. The actors deliver intense and gritty performances, including Rabah Nait Oufella, who plays Adrien, Justine’s roommate. It must not have been easy or altogether “pleasant” to